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"In October, 2014, our resistance to mass incarceration must reverberate across the country and around the world. There must be powerful demonstrations nationwide on October 22, the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. Throughout October there must be panels and symposiums on campuses and in neighborhoods; major concerts and other cultural expressions; ferment in the faith communities, and more—all aimed at taking the movement to STOP mass incarceration to a much higher level. October, 2014, must be a month that makes clear that thousands and thousands are willing to stand up and speak out today and to awaken and rally forth millions."
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All we wanna do is break the chains off
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August 18, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
by Li Onesto | August 17, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE, ACT, FROM THE PUBLIC SQUARE TO THE 'HOOD, GET OUT THERE – MAKE A SIGN – FIND SOME PARTNERS OR START ALONE AND THEN GET WITH PEOPLE – BUT BE IN THE STREETS
Chicago Kick-off Meeting for
October 2014 Month of Resistance
STOP MASS INCARCERATION-
Kick-Off Event Featuring
Rev. Jerome McCorry
6:30 P.M. Thursday, August 28
First Unitarian Church
21600 Shaker Blvd. Shaker Heights, OH
This message was received by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network from people who volunteered to go to Ferguson.
August 25, 2014
A number of us working to make October a powerful Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Police
Terror, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation have been come to Ferguson. We include
people from Albuquerque, Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Lexington (Kentucky), Oakland and New York.
The people here pouring into the streets to demand justice for Michael Brown and persisting in the face of everything the authorities threw at them—tear gas, rubber bullets, sound cannons, curfews, the national guardsmen—is what drew us here. We came to stand with these brave people in this fight and to connect it to the nationwide struggle to stop horrors like this.
This struggle isn’t over. The killer cop hasn’t been indicted, the police chief who has presided over decades of murder and brutality targeting Black people remains in place and the authorities are still carrying out an “investigation” that’s more like a cover up. Read More
Carl Dix, Arrested in Ferguson, Called “Outside Criminal Element,” Says Systematic Police Brutality & Murder is Criminal, Not Peoples' Protest
“There are no 'outsiders' in the struggle for justice and liberation,” said Carl Dix on his release from St. Louis County Jail this morning.
“The criminal actions in Ferguson come from the police who brutalize and murder people, not from people who have stood up and refused to accept that subjugation, or from people like myself who came from other cities to support them.”
“I came to Ferguson to stand with people who had poured into the streets after the murder of Michael Brown, and were demanding justice and refusing to silently suffer this abuse any longer. We want the cop who shot Michael indicted, Police Chief Jackson fired, and the authorities to stop hiding the information about Michael's murder. Because people defiantly refused to be stopped by curfews, National Guard deployment, and states of emergency, the whole world now knows about the unjust murder of Michael Brown.”
Dix, who says that he was extracted for arrest from a sidewalk crowd he was speaking to, was among 78 people, including media, arrested Monday as police declared protest “unlawful assembly,” and used tear gas, sound cannons, stun grenades, and pointed assault weapons at protesters holding their hands in the air.
Dix is available for interviews in Ferguson.
GOVERNOR DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY AND IMPOSES CURFEW IN FERGUSON
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon held a press conference in a Black church in Ferguson Missouri, one week to the day after Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown to death. He did not announce the indictment of the cop who killed Michael Brown. He did not announce the jailing of Darren Wilson. He did not apologize for the local police demonizing Michael Brown and attempting to justify his murder by alleging he had stolen cigars from a store minutes before his murder.
August 15, 2014
From the Streets of Ferguson
Call the Cops - Rob Hustle ft. Liv
Blow the whistle when you see the police abusing people. Make this video go viral.
The Stop Mass Incarceration Network received the following call from students in Ferguson for a walkout from school. We urge students everywhere to participate.
On Saturday, August 9, 2014 Officer Darren Wilson shot Mike Brown, an unarmed, Black, 18-year-old with his hands up in a posture of surrender. Two weeks later, the officer has not been arrested and police have used excessive force and military weapons against peaceful protesters.
Youth in Ferguson are calling for a student walkout to honor Mike Brown and protest police violence and racial profiling. On Monday, August 25th, stage a walkout on your campus. Commit to walking out for Mike Brown and create an event to invite others to join you.
Stop Mass Incarceration Network chapter or Affiliate in your area:
National Contact Information
Phone: (770) 990-3214
Los Angeles/So Cal
New York City/Northern New Jersey/Connecticut
Affiliate Organizations of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network
Reverend Jerome McCorry
Puncture the Silence-Stop Mass Incarceration of Greater Cleveland
P.O.Box 201542, Cleveland, OH 44120
Justice For All Coalition of Central Florida
Mailing Address: 1292 3rd Street,
Orange City, Florida 32763
FB: Justice For All Coalition of Central Florida
The Adam Project, Inc.
The New Jim Crow Movement
Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund
World Can't Wait